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My iPhone is stuck on the Apple Logo, then turns off?


About 5-6 months ago I dropped my iPhone 4S into my toilet while I was washing my hands. It was in the water for about 5-10 seconds until I realized and quickly retrieved it and dried it and did the "rice in a bag" solution to try and fix my iPhone since it had stopped working and the screen was flashing and turning off etc.

I kept the iPhone in the rice for about a week, until I took it out and tried charging it up (silly of me I know, may have been electrocuted). And to my surprise it started loading the Apple Logo, and then shut off, and it repeated this until I took the iPhone 4S out of the charger cable.

Also, when I take it out of charge it just doesn't do anything at all.

I have read up on various forums and questions on here that I need a replacement for a new battery, but my question is, is that is it just the battery that's not working, since the phone actually TURNS on, or is it officially dead?

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Josh Dilliway, skip the rice. It does serve no purpose and only gives you a false sense of security. It does not clean your phone nor does it prevent corrosion. The very first thing you want to do is to not try to restart the phone. This may further damage your phone. The next thing to do is to clean it. Disassemble your phone using this guide Then clean it with +90% isopropyl alcohol. Follow this guide, and even so it was written for a 3G all the points are still pertinent to your phone. While you clean your board, check for any obvious damage, like burned or missing components etc. When it is properly cleaned, replace the battery. All these steps are to avoid delayed failure caused by corrosion. Once all this is done, reassemble your phone and reevaluate. Hope this helps, good luck.

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